The upcoming third season of Spartacus will be its final chapter.
Starz has made the decision to cancel Spartacus after it’s third season, which will be titled “War of the Damned”.
Commenting on the cancelation, series creator/executive producer Steven S. DeKnight intimated that it was ultimately a mutual decision to end the series after Season 3:
“It was an extremely difficult and emotional decision for my partners and I. Yet, in the end, the story was best served by rolling all of the remaining action and drama of Spartacus’ journey into one stunningly epic season that will be extremely satisfying for everyone who’s been along for the ride.”
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said:
“Spartacus is a landmark series for the network which has enthralled millions of viewers and fans around the world. We are in agreement with our partners in the decision to conclude the story after War of the Damned, as we believe it is the best way to maintain the integrity of the series and secure its legacy.”
Spartacus: War of the Damned premieres January 2013 on Starz.